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Virtual Programs

Global Engagement from Home

We offer many opportunities for WSU students to gain global experiences from home. In addition to our own Global Leadership Certificate and Global Cougs Digital Badges, our affiliates offer a number of global learning opportunities virtually, including study, internships, and more. Virtual program options provide students with opportunities to engage globally and continue progressing toward their goals without requiring travel.

New to global learning? Global Cougs 101 is the required first step for any WSU student pursuing global learning opportunities. You will learn a world of information in this 45-minute info session, which is now available online.

Applications

Each of the programs below requires 2 applications – the program application posted on the program’s website and the WSU Global Learning application.

WSU Global Learning Application Deadlines

Virtual programs (summer): May 1*

Virtual programs (fall): August 1*

Virtual programs (spring): November 1*

*If a WSU Global Learning application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it will be pushed forward to the next business day. Check the program’s website for the program application’s deadline.

Virtual Study Abroad

AIFS: Global Courses Online

API: Global Select

    • Take online courses taught by international instructors from universities abroad
      • Choose just 1 course or several, up to a full course load
      • Mix and match courses from different universities with WSU courses
    • Universities
      • Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina)
      • Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
      • Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia)
      • Universidad Veritas (San José, Costa Rica)
      • International Center for Development Studies (San José, Costa Rica)
      • Libertas University (Dubrovnik, Croatia)
      • University of the Arts, London (London, England)
      • Corvinus University (Budapest, Hungary)
      • National University of Ireland, Galway (Galway, Ireland)
      • University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)
      • Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute (Rome, Italy)
      • Massey University (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
      • Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
      • Universidad Nebrija (Madrid, Spain)
      • Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla, Spain)
      • Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain)
      • FSU Theatre Arts at London Study Centre (London, England)
    • Designed Tracks
      • General Education Requirements
      • International Business
      • Global Sustainability, Natural Sciences and Environmental Studies
      • International and Intercultural Communications
      • International Perspectives in Psychology
      • Global Health
      • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Customize Your Own Experience (1-6 courses from up to 3 universities)

API: Virtual Short-Term Spanish Study with Universidad Veritas 

  • Begin or enhance Spanish language skills by taking an intensive, month-long virtual session with Universidad Veritas in San José, Costa Rica
  • Earn 4 academic credits
  • Courses offered
    • Spanish Language (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
    • Spanish for Health Care Professionals (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
    • Spanish for Business

API: Virtual Short-Term Spanish Study with Universidad de Salamanca 

  • Begin or enhance Spanish language skills by taking an intensive virtual session with the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain
  • Earn 2-3 academic credits for 2-week sessions; earn 4-6 academic credits for one-month sessions
  • Courses offered
    • Build Your Vocabulary, Communicative Activities, Contemporary Spanish Literature, Contemporary Spanish History, Conversation and Composition, Oral Skills Practice, Spanish Art, Spanish Culture, Spanish for Business, Spanish Language, Translation, Written Skills Practice

API: Virtual Short-Term French Study with Université Grenoble Alpes

  • Begin or enhance French language skills by taking an intensive, month-long virtual session with Université Grenoble Alpes in Grenoble, France
  • Earn 4 academic credits
  • All language levels (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)

API: Summer Virtual Spanish Language and Culture with Universidad de Salamanca

  • Take online courses from the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain
  • Courses taught in Spanish
  • Enroll in a Spanish grammar course and 1-3 elective courses
    • All language levels (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior)
    • Earn 4-6 academic credits

API: Summer Virtual Spanish Language & Humanities with Universidad Nebrija

  • Take Spanish language and culture courses online from Universidad Nebrija in Madrid, Spain
  • Courses available in English and Spanish
  • Enroll in 1-2 courses (earn 3-6 academic credits)

API: Summer Virtual Italian History, Art, and Culture with Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute

  • Take Italian history, art and culture courses online from Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute in Rome, Italy
  • Courses taught in English
  • Earn 3 academic credits per course

API: Summer Virtual Certificate Program with the London School of Economics

  • Take online certificate courses from the London School of Economics in London, England
  • Not for academic credit (earn a certificate instead)
  • Certificate programs
    • Business, International Relations and the Political Economy (8 weeks)
    • Cryptocurrency and Disruption (6 weeks)
    • Data Analysis for Management (8 weeks)
    • Law and Policy of Data Driven Decision Making (6 weeks)
    • Machine Learning: Practical Applications (8 weeks)
    • Managerial Finance (6 weeks)
    • MBA Essentials (10 weeks)
    • Negotiation (6 weeks)
    • Public Policy Analysis (10 weeks)
    • Real Estate Economics and Finance (8 weeks)
    • Risk, Compliance and Regulation (6 weeks)
    • Service Automation: Technologies and Implementation (6 weeks)

API: Summer Virtual Business and International Studies with Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Take business and international studies courses online from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain
  • Courses taught in English
  • Enroll in 1-2 courses (earn 3-6 academic credits)

Arcadia: Full Stack Coding Program

  • Learn to code by engaging in a hands-on experience
  • Enables students with little coding proficiency to learn key concepts and approaches to web development and immediately apply them in real-world situations
    • Learn front-end and back-end development
    • Build a portfolio of projects to showcase your knowledge
  • Earn 16 academic credits over 12 weeks

CEA: Virtual Elective Courses

  • Take online courses taught by international faculty
  • Enroll in 1-2 courses to earn 3-6 academic credits
    • Mix and match with WSU courses
  • Course subjects
    • Business (Cross-Cultural Management)
    • Communication (Communication & Global Competence)
    • Psychology (Positive Psychology)

CET China: Virtual Intensive Language and Culture

  • Take intensive Chinese language and culture coursework virtually with instructors in China
  • Spend 3 hours/day in a live classroom setting, including daily one-on-one time with a language instructor
  • Earn 4 academic credits (January term) or 9 academic credits (Summer term)
  • Suitable for all language levels
  • Option to add a virtual internship with an organization in Shanghai or Taipei

CET Japan: Virtual Intensive Language and Culture

  • Take intensive Japanese language and culture coursework virtually with instructors in Japan
  • Spend 2.5 hours/day in a live classroom setting, with class sizes capped at 4 students allowing for plenty of individual attention
  • Earn 4 academic credits (January term) or 9 academic credits (Summer term)
  • Best for intermediate & advanced level learners (beginning level coursework only offered during January term)

CET Jordan: Virtual Intensive Language and Culture

  • Take intensive Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Jordanian Dialect coursework virtually with instructors in Jordan
  • Spend 9-12 hours/week in a live classroom setting
  • Earn 6 academic credits (January term – MSA only) or 9 academic credits (Summer term – MSA and Jordanian Dialect)
  • Suitable for all language levels

CIEE: Summer Sessions Online

  • Enroll in international courses online and learn from instructors in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, and/or Spain
  • Three sessions are offered with 4-week courses, courses earn 3 academic credits each
  • Available course subjects (summer 2020)
    • Art, Architecture, History
    • Business, Economics, Marketing, Communications
    • Global Health, Psychology, Environmental Sciences
    • Language, Cultural Studies, Political and Social Sciences

ISA Remote Learning: Korean Language and Culture & Courses in English

  • Enroll in an online course from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea
  • Earn 3 academic credits over 2 weeks (intensive Winter term courses)
  • Available course subjects
    • Art, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Korean Language, Korean Studies, Social Science

ISA Remote Learning: Korean Language & Electives in English

  • Enroll in 1-3 online courses from Korea University in Seoul, South Korea
  • Earn 3 academic credits per course (3-9 credits total) over 3 weeks (intensive Winter term courses)
  • Available course subjects
    • Economics, Finance, International Business, Korean Language, Korean Studies, Marketing, Math & Statistics, Psychology, Sustainability

ISA Remote Learning: Current Global Topics & Spanish Language in Seville, Spain

  • Enroll in online courses from ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Seville, Spain
  • Earn 3 academic credits per course (3-12 credits total)
  • Global topic courses
    • Global Health and Cultural Diversity: Responses to a Global Crisis
    • Global Politics in the Age of Coronavirus: Nationalism vs. International Cooperation
    • Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice (in English)
    • The Global Economy in Times of Pandemic: Impact and Policy Responses
    • Topics on Current Spanish Culture: Steps Towards a New Society? (with optional service-learning component)
    • A New Generation of Entrepreneurs and Startups: Lessons from the Pandemic
    • Spanish Language and Culture Courses (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)

ISA Remote Learning: Italian Art & Culture in Florence, Italy

  • Enroll in online courses from Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy
  • Earn 3 academic credits per course (3-12 credits total) with each course occurring within a 3-week session
  • Available course subjects
    • Area Studies and Culture, Design, Exercise Science, Experiential Learning, Language, Literature, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts

ISA Remote Learning: Global Studies in Costa Rica & Spanish Language in San José, Costa Rica

  • Enroll in online courses from Universidad Veritas in San José, Costa Rica
  • Intensive 4-week language and culture courses (suitable for all levels) and elective courses taught in English or Spanish
  • Earn 3-15 academic credits
  • Available course dubjects
    • Area Studies and Culture, Biological Sciences, Business/Management/Economics, Communications, Design, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Health, International Relations, Language, Legal Studies, Literature, Natural Sciences, Political Science, Social Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality, Visual and Performing Arts

ISEP Direct: Two-Week Virtual Language and Professional Studies (in English) with Hanyang University

  • Enroll in 1-2 online courses from Hanyang University’s International Winter School in Seoul, South Korea
  • Earn 3 academic credits per course
  • Available course subjects
    • Business, Communications, Science and Engineering, Korean Culture and Social Sciences, Korean Language

ISEP Direct: Virtual Spanish Language and Literature Intensive (in Spanish) with Universidad Casa Grande

  • Enroll in 1-4 online Latin American language and culture courses from Universidad Casa Grande CEDEI (Center for Interamerican Studies) in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Earn up to 12 academic credits over 8 weeks
  • Suitable for all language levels, class sizes capped at 3 students

ISEP Direct: Virtual Spanish and Health in Latin America (in English, Spanish) with the International Center for Development Studies

  • Enroll in 1-2 online global health and medical Spanish courses from the International Center for Development Studies in San José, Costa Rica
  • Earn up to 6 academic credits over 10 weeks
  • Course offerings
    • Intermediate Spanish for Health Sciences (pre-requisite: two semesters of university-level Spanish experience)
    • Health Care in Latin America (taught in English)

SAI: Virtual Study with Florence University of the Arts

  • Enroll in online courses with the Florence University of the Arts Iconic Florence program in Florence, Italy
  • Choose just one course or several (up to a full course load), mix and match with WSU courses
  • Available course subjects
    • Fashion, Accessories and Tech, Food and Wine Studies, Global Studies, Italian Studies and Linguistics, Liberal Arts, Life Studies / Human Services, Professional Studies and Experiential Learning, Sport and Health Sciences

SIT: Online Language Courses

TEAN: Remote Winter Term Korea

  • Enroll in 1-2 online courses from Korea University or Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea
  • Earn 3-6 academic credits over 2-3 weeks
  • Available course subjects (Korea University)
    • Economics, Finance, International Business, Korean Language, Korean History, Media & Culture, Management, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Psychology, Sustainability
  • Available course subjects (Hanyang University)
    • Communications/Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Korean Language/Studies, Social Science

USAC: Global Perspectives – Online Courses

  • Enroll in 1-6 online courses taught by USAC faculty based around the world
  • Mix and match with WSU courses
  • Available Academic Pathways
    • Intensive Language Courses (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
    • Global Perspectives on Health
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Global Perspectives on Culture and Society
    • Introductory and lower-division courses

Virtual Internships Abroad

AIFS: GE Virtuoso

  • Complete a virtual internship with an international organization to gain global professional experience
  • 8-week and 12-week placement options, 25-40 hours/week
  • Add an internship course for 3-6 academic credits
  • Career fields
    • Accounting, Business, Finance, Graphic Design, IT/Computing, Journalism, Marketing, SEO

API: Virtual Global Internship

  • Complete a virtual internship with an international organization to gain global professional experience
  • 32 hours/week for full-time placements; 20 hours/week for part-time placements
  • Add an internship course for 3-6 academic credits
  • Career fields
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Advertising, Communications, and Journalism
    • Arts & Design
    • Business
    • NGO
    • Sports
    • STEM
    • Name Your Own Placement

Arcadia: Virtual Global Internships

  • Complete a 12-week virtual internship with employers in Athens, Cape Town, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, or Rome to gain global professional experience
  • Includes a 4-credit virtual internship course to provide context for international work experience
  • Internships are 20 hours/week; 10 hours working synchronously with “home office” and 10 hours of self-directed project work
  • Placement fields
    • Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise
    • Community Organizing
    • Digital and Social Media
    • Education and Youth Work
    • Grant Writing and Editing
    • Journalism
    • Marketing
    • Museums/Heritage
    • NGOs
    • Radio or Magazine
    • Small Business and Startup Operations
    • Social Media and Research
    • Sports
    • Tourism

CEA: Virtual Global Internship

  • Complete a virtual internship with an international organization to gain global professional experience
  • Includes a Multicultural Workplace Internship Course (earn 3 academic credits)
  • Internship career fields
    • Accounting, Advertising, Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Arts, Broadcasting, Business Management, Communication, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Culture, Data Management, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Exercise, Finance, Food Science, Health, Hospitality, Information Technology (IT), International Relations, Journalism, Law, Life Sciences & Resource Management, Marketing, Media, Technology, Museum Studies, NGO & Development, Non Profit Administration, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social Sciences, Social Services, Sports Science, Sustainability, Teaching, Theatre, Urban Planning, Veterinary Medicine, Visual & Digital Arts, Visual Arts & Design

CIEE: Virtual Global Internship – 12 Week

  • Complete a virtual internship with an employer in Berlin, Barcelona, Boston, Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Santiago, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, or Toronto
  • Internships are 16-20 hours/week (200-240 internship hours total)
  • Includes a series of workshops offering different perspectives on professional development and the changing world
  • Available internships
    • Arts, Business Development & Sales, Business Finance & Accounting, Communications, Data Science & Data Analytics, Design, Digital Health, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, IT & Computer Science, Marketing, Media, Film, & Photography, NGO, Social Media, Sustainability & Environment

CIEE: Virtual Global Internship – 8 Week

  • Complete a virtual internship with an employer in Berlin, Barcelona, Boston, Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Santiago, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, or Toronto
  • Internships are 25-30 hours/week (200-240 internship hours total)
  • Includes a series of workshops offering different perspectives on professional development and the changing world
  • Available internships
    • Arts, Business Development & Sales, Business Finance & Accounting, Communications, Data Science & Data Analytics, Design, Digital Health, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, IT & Computer Science, Marketing, Media, Film, & Photography, NGO, Social Media, Sustainability & Environment

ISA: Global Remote Internships

  • Complete a virtual internship with an employer in Asia, Australia, or Europe
  • Part-time and full-time placements available
  • Individual and group placements available (group placements are project-based and facilitated by a Project Mentor)
  • Available fields
    • Business, Communications, Computer Science, Data Science, Education, Fashion, Finance, General Engineering, International Business, Marketing, Pre-Law, Software Engineering, Tourism

ISEP: The Intern Group Virtual Internship Program

  • Complete a virtual internship powered by The Intern Group
  • Part-time and full-time placements available
  • Flexible scheduling (start date, hours, duration)
  • Network of 3,000+ leading companies around the world, spans all career fields

ISEP: Global Experiences Virtuoso Virtual International Internships

  • Complete a virtual internship with an international company
  • 8-week and 12-week options, 25-40 hours/week
  • Available career fields
    • Accounting, Business, Finance, Graphic Design, IT/Computing, Journalism, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SAI: Virtual Internship with Florence University of the Arts

  • Complete a virtual internship for academic credit facilitated by Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy (choose from two internship types below)
  • Special Project Experiential Learning (3-week/150-hour) – intern with one of FUA’s Community Engagement Member Institutions
  • External Internship (7-week/120-hour) – traditional internship experience with a Florentine organization

SAI: Barcelona Virtual Internships

  • Complete a non-credit virtual internship with a Barcelona-based company
  • Spanish language proficiency not required
  • Available fields include computer programming, digital promotion, engineering, online marketing, and social media management

SAI: Florence Virtual Internships

  • Complete a non-credit virtual internship with a Florence-based company
  • Italian language proficiency not required

SAI: Rome Virtual Internships

  • Complete a non-credit virtual internship with a Rome-based company
  • Italian language proficiency not required

SAI: Virtual Internship with Sant’Anna Institute

  • Complete a virtual internship facilitated by the Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy
  • Total of 120 project-based internship hours
  • Available fields include business, communications, education, interior design, Italian studies, and political science

SIT: Virtual Internships

TEAN: Global Remote Internship

  • Complete a virtual internship with a company located in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, or Vietnam
  • Part-time and full-time placements available; individual and team-based placements available
  • Earn 3-6 academic credits
  • Available career fields
    • Business / International Business
    • Creative / Graphic Design
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Environment and Sustainability
    • Finance
    • Law
    • Marketing and Communications
    • NGO / Non-Profit
    • Software / Data Science
    • Tourism

USAC: Global Perspectives – Virtual Internship

  • Complete a virtual internship with a company or organization based in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Spain, Thailand, or Uruguay
  • Earn 3 academic credits (complete a minimum of 120 internship hours and a 15-hour supplementary seminar)
  • Available career fields
    • Business, Computer Science/IT, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management, Engineering, English Language Instruction, Grant-Writing/Crowd Funding, Graphic Design/3-D Modelling, Health/Wellness, Human Resources, Journalism, Research, Social Welfare, Translation

Virtual Study + Internship Abroad

AIFS + GE: Virtuoso Institute – Career-Focused Virtual Semester Abroad

  • Complete a virtual internship with an international organization (15-20 hours/week, 6 credits)
  • Up to 3 global courses online (3-9 academic credits) – see AIFS: Global Courses Online above
  • Academic and career themes
    • Accounting, Business, Finance, Graphic Design, IT/Computing, Journalism, Marketing, Non-Profit

Arcadia: Coding Internship Program

  • Learn web development skills and put them into practice with a virtual internship in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Rome, or Athens
  • Earn 12-16 academic credits
  • Semester is divided into two 6-week blocks
    • First block is dedicated to learning front-end web development, with a heavy emphasis on the application of practical skills (8 credits)
    • Second block is the virtual internship placement plus a 4-credit internship course to provide context for international work experience
  • Internships are 20 hours/week; 10 hours working synchronously with “home office” and 10 hours of self-directed project work

Arcadia: Global Center

  • Learn from Arcadia faculty in Athens, Rome, Barcelona, Granada, Cape Town, London, Dublin, and Edinburgh
  • Earn 16 academic credits during a semester or up to 9 credits during the summer
  • Mix and match courses from different locations
  • Option to add on a virtual internship with an employer in London, Rome, Edinburgh, Dublin, or Athens
    • Internships are 4-6 weeks long

CEA: Virtual Study + Global Internship

  • Combine the benefits of the CEA: Virtual Elective Courses and the CEA: Virtual Global Internship programs (see above)
  • Earn 3-9 academic credits (3-credit internship + 1 or 2 courses)
  • See details above for available course subjects and internship career fields

ISEP Direct: Virtual Study and Intern in Brussels (in English) with Vesalius College

  • Enroll in a full semester of online courses from Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium
  • Complete a virtual internship with an employer in Brussels through the Vesalius Internship Program
    • 12-15 hours/week (150-180 hours total) for academic credit
  • Earn up to 15 academic credits for the semester
  • Fields of study available
    • Business, Communication, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, International/Global Studies, Law/Criminal Justice, Social Sciences

ISEP Direct: Virtual Service Learning Internship and Latin American Studies (in English, Spanish) with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

  • Enroll in online courses and/or a virtual service-learning internship through Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Valparaíso, Chilé
  • Earn up to 15 academic credits over 16 weeks
  • Choose just one up to a full course load, mix and match with WSU courses
  • Service-Learning Internship Course: A Global Professional for Local Challenges
    • Collaborate with classmates and a local community partner in Valparaíso
  • Available fields of study (in English)
    • Botany/Plant Biology, Business, Engineering, Environmental Science, Humanities, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Social Sciences

Additional Virtual Opportunities

API: Innovation Lab

  • Work with a team of 4-6 peers to develop business solutions to global challenges (10-week experience)
  • Supported by Industry Mentors and Cultural Coaches
  • Designed to leverage the UN Global Goals as a blueprint for understanding global problems that need solving (i.e. poverty, gender equality, climate action)
  • Work results in a pitch deck and investment proposal for a viable business model that is presented in a virtual boardroom as part of the Global Innovative Pitch Competition

 

API: Community Engagement Lab

  • Work with a team of 4-6 to explore ways to create actionable change and make lasting impact in communities at home and abroad (10-week experience)
  • Supported by Field Experts and Cultural Coaches
  • Build a global-to-local advocacy action plan for community engagement to support community-based organizations locally with a global perspective

 

ISEP: Virtual Service Learning Program in Barcelona

  • Enhance your résumé while contributing to one of 10 leading service organizations based in Barcelona from wherever you are
  • Learn about Spanish culture and social issues in Barcelona while gaining intercultural competence and remote work skills
  • Supported by ISEP Resident Director in Barcelona and supervisor at chosen organization
  • 3-5 hours/week (minimum of 30 hours total)

Peace Corps: Virtual Events and Webinars

  • Highlighted Events
    • Introduction to Peace Corps
    • Application Workshop
    • Office Hours: Virtual
  • Contact Jacob Babb (jacob.babb@wsu.edu) to learn more about the Peace Corps Prep program at WSU